Anthony J. Lenzo

Founder of ADD Filmmakers

Anthony has been making films since the days of bell-bottoms when his dad first put a 8mm camera in his hand. Since then he’s been documenting and distorting his and others’ lives through writing and video. He has a bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida in philosophy and physics, and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University, with additional masters-level film production training at Governors State University. He trained in improv performance at Chicago’s Second City and writing at the Writers’ Loft. He has written and directed several short films and served as director of photography for the independent feature film Alchemy in Hyde Park (dir. Robert Beshara, 2014). After 17 years living in the Chicago area, Anthony has moved back to Sarasota to produce and teach film. He is passionate about teaching and empowering his students to use their creative power wisely. He has taught public speaking, film and mass communication at Purdue University, Moraine Valley Community College, and the Chicago Wisdom Project. In addition to teaching Film & Narrative at Ringling, he also teaches film production and screenwriting at the State College of Florida. He is a past member of Chicago Filmmakers, the Chicago Screenwriting Network and the Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group. He also never backs down from a puntastic challenge.